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    New Pulsar P150 First Walkarund – Vs Apache 160, Unicorn, FZ 15, Gixxer

    Suzuki Gixxer 155 makes 13.41 bhp of power and is the most expensive motorcycle in the list at Rs. 1.3 lakhNew Bajaj Pulsar P150For Bajaj, Pulsar 150 is ground zero. This is where Bajaj’s journey towards desirable motorcycles began. One that raised the pulse of Indians and established an entire segment around it. Now that this legend is back as Pulsar P150 in a new avatar by shedding 10 kg in the gym, how much does this affect its rival’s pulse? Let’s take a look.This is the 3rd generation of Pulsar 150 and is a lot sharper than the second generation. After a decade of changing stickers, Bajaj has finally changed the look of this legend and has revised its features list as well. That said, Pulsar P150 does not resemble the N series of Pulsars which is its premium line.Pulsar P150 Vs Unicorn Vs FZ 15 Vs Apache 160 Vs Gixxer 155We now get projector headlights, underbelly exhaust, a monoshock rear suspension, a USB charger and some more. But are these enough to challenge its arch-rival TVS Apache RTR 160 2V and others like Honda Unicorn, Suzuki Gixxer 155 and Yamaha FZ? Take a look at the specs sheet below and see what’s what.At 15.31 bhp, Apache is the most powerful of the bunch, followed by P150 with 14.29 bhp and FZ is least powerful at 12.2 bhp. Despite its low power figure, Honda Unicorn 160 has the most torque at 14 Nm. Yamaha FZ makes 13.5 Nm, but that figure comes up at just 5,500 RPM. Newly launched Pulsar P150 makes 13.5 Nm at 6,000 RPM. New Pulsar can be seen in the first look walkaround video below, credited to Moto Vlogz.[embedded content][embedded content]All motorcycles get a 5-speed gearbox that powers the rear wheel. At 1,352 mm, Pulsar P150 has the longest wheelbase followed by Unicorn and Gixxer at 1,335 mm. Unicorn has highest ground clearance at 187 mm and highest seat height as well, measured at 798 mm. Apache offers 180 mm of ground clearance while others boast of a figure around 160 mm.Despite Pulsar P150 losing 10 kg of weight, at 140 kg, it is still no match for FZ at 135 kg. Other contenders weigh around 140 kg as well. Pulsar P150 leads the segment with 14L fuel tank while Unicorn and FZ get 13L and Apache and Gixxer get 12L only.Hardware ComponentsOwing to its commuter-ish appeal, Unicorn sports the skinniest tyres. Pulsar P150 and Apache RTR 160 sport 90/90-17 at front and 110/80-17 at the rear with top-spec models. That said, flexing their leg muscles, both FZ and Gixxer get 100/80-17 at front and a fat 140/60-17 at the rear. Unicorn is the only one to not offer rear disc brakes even as an option.Bajaj Pulsar P150 Vs RivalsBoth Gixxer and FZ offer rear disc brakes as standard, while it is optional with Pulsar and Apache. All bikes except Apache sports rear monoshock and all of them sport front telescopic forks. Except for Unicorn, every other motorcycle packs a digital instrument cluster, LED headlight and LED taillight. While Pulsar P150 packs a USB charger, Apache offers ride modes and even connected features.Pricing is very interesting as Suzuki Gixxer 155 is by far the priciest of this bunch at Rs. 1.3 lakh, followed by TVS Apache RTR 160 2V at up to Rs. 1.25 lakh, Yamaha FZ priced up to Rs. 1.21 lakh, Bajaj Pulsar P150 priced up to Rs. 1.19 lakh and lastly, we have Honda Unicorn 160 priced at 1.04 lakh. Pulsar P150 forms a middle ground as it offers decent features, performance and is decently priced and decently kitted out as well. Will that be enough to recreate the charm of OG Pulsar 150? Might very well be. More

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    Royal Enfield Electric Motorcycle Concept Leaks – Electrik 01

    We can expect Royal Enfield’s maiden electric bike to have around 100 to 150 km range and performance enough to match their 350cc portfolioRoyal Enfield Electric Motorcycle ConceptHoly Moly! That was the expression that struck my mind when I first laid my eyes on this beauty. Eicher Motors CEO Siddhartha Lal had given subtle hints at Hunter 350 launch event as to what kind of EVs may come out of Royal Enfield stables in the coming years. He mentioned that the very first Royal Enfield electric vehicle will be revealed in a few years.We knew that RE was cooking something that had nothing to do with IC engines. Now, the first photo of their first electric motorcycle has leaked online. What we see is so radical, it has managed to take us back in time. This is unlike anything that has come out of Royal Enfield stables in decades.Royal Enfield Electric Motorcycle ConceptThe motorcycle in question is Royal Enfield’s maiden electric product. It is internally codenamed “Electrik01”, and hints at the possibility that there might be future versions of this concept. Even though this isn’t a full reveal, we can get a hold of what aesthetics Royal Enfield is going for. For starters, the main eye-grabber is its front girder fork which is ancient technology in today’s standards.To put it into context as to how old that is, I am an Automobile Engineer and I never once read about it throughout my degree. Since I am a vintage car and vintage motorcycle enthusiast, I am aware of such relics. It consists of two girder arms that hold either side of the wheel. There is a top dogbone that connects this fork to the motorcycle’s frame.Royal Enfield Electric Motorcycle ConceptSince there is only one link, it was considered as ineffective as motorcycles went faster around the corners. Telescopic forks have the advantage of providing twice the clamping and rigidity. Today, USD forks are regarded as better because they pose a major advantage in corner carving as the fatter part is up top and offers more surface area for clamping and hence, sharper handling.This type of setup usually only gets one spring and damper. But on Electrik01, there seem to be two forks. We don’t see any provision for adjusting the dampers either. Sticking with Royal Enfield’s maiden electric bike, the report further states that ‘non-conformist’, ‘game changer’ and ‘lone wolf’ were present in its product brief. It is likely that RE will stick with conventional setups to share parts with multiple products. Or embrace girder forks too.DesignDespite being an electric vehicle, Electrik01 gets a fuel tank which is likely to be purely aesthetic. This is an indication that RE will stick to its roots and offer a retro-styled or a neo-retro-styled motorcycle. Elements like round headlight, minimalist speedo and curvaceous lines are present on Electrik01. This concept gets a futuristic chassis and production-spec vehicles will likely sport a conventional chassis.Looking at the timeframe that the British brand generally takes to launch one of its products, it is safe to say that Royal Enfield’s maiden electric bike is still years down the line. Since it is their maiden EV, that timeframe is likely to go even further. Royal Enfield is in no hurry and will take their own sweet sweet time to roll out an EV that will be good, and also meet expectations.Source More

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    Is This Beautiful Concept with Butterfly Doors the Mazda Miata EV?

    Mazda today teased a sports car concept called the “Vision Study Model” that we hope hints at a future Miata EV. The beautiful coupe concept features butterfly doors, bulging fenders, and proportions that appear Miata-esque. The “Vision Study Model” was shown as part of Mazda’s presentation on its updated electrification plans through 2030.The thought of an all-electric Mazda Miata might peeve purists, but there will surely come a day when it’s a reality. While it’s still too soon to say when the first MX-5 EV will arrive, Mazda today revealed a three-phase strategy that prioritizes electrification leading up to 2030. Along with its updated plans, the company teased the “Vision Study Model,” a stunning coupe concept that we hope previews the future design of the iconic two-seater sports car.MazdaLast year, Mazda confirmed to Car and Driver that the next-generation Miata will be electrified in some way. We expect that to mean some sort of hybrid setup, which corresponds with part of the company’s second phase. However, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a fully electric Miata by the end of the decade. We also wouldn’t be shocked to see an EV version that looks similar to the concept shown in press images as well as in clips of the video on Mazda’s official YouTube channel (the concept first appears at the 34:55 mark).This content is imported from youTube. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.中期経営計画のアップデートおよび2030年の経営方針についてWatch onIn the minutes leading up to the concept’s first appearance, we see numerous shots of people happily driving different Miata generations, which further fuels our speculation that there’s a connection between past MX-5s and the Vision Study Model. Our first look at the concept is viewed through an iPhone screen, with its exposed chassis featuring what appears to be a T-shaped battery pack. The car’s body then drops on top and we see its passenger-side butterfly door open up.MazdaWhile the crazy doors are one of the concept’s defining features, we don’t expect them to be part of a production model. We do expect future Miatas to maintain a convertible body style, although a fixed-roof variant like the concept wouldn’t be a first, as Mazda did offer the rare JDM-only NB-generation coupe. The rest of the imaginary sports car looks doable, albeit ultra-dramatic. Its wide hips, peaked front fenders, and low cowl are all exaggerated traits of the current ND Miata. The illuminated Mazda logo mounted low on the concept’s nose and the slim, protruding front lighting elements are other neat touches.MazdaMazdaOf course, we realize Mazda’s Vision Study Model might not preview a future Miata EV at all. We have flashbacks of the visually arresting four-door Vision Coupe concept the company revealed back in 2017 that has not come to fruition. However, its aspirational styling did go on to influence the brand’s design language, so perhaps the Miata-esque concept will do the same. At least we can dare to dream.More on the Mazda MiataThis content is imported from youTube. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.This content is imported from youTube. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. More

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    2023 Honda Pilot's New Looks Come with a New Price over $40,000

    The 2023 Honda Pilot is all new for its fourth generation, bringing a 285-hp 3.5-liter V-6 and a 10-speed automatic transmission. Styling has been updated inside and out, modernizing the cabin while also giving the overall shape of the car a more muscular look. Honda announced pricing for the 2023 Pilot, with the cheapest front-wheel-drive sport version starting at $40,445, and the brand-new TrailSport starting at $49,645.Earlier this month, after months of teasing images and hints about the upcoming model, Honda pulled the sheet off the fourth-generation Pilot, showing off an overhauled design and upgraded performance. Now the company has released pricing info for the bulked-up SUV. As could probably be expected, the Pilot has risen slightly in price, now starting at $40,445, which is $1070 more than the last version. The price goes up across the lineup as well, with the EX-L and Touring both increasing by about $1500, to $43,245 and $47,745 respectively. More on the PilotThe updated pricing brings the top-of-the-line Elite trim to a starting price of $53,325 and the new TrailSport to $49,645. It’s not the first Pilot to wear the TrailSport nameplate, but it is the first one that’s capable of putting its money where its mouth is. (We drove a prototype earlier this year.)All models in the 2023 lineup, including the base Sport model, receive the 285-hp 3.5-liter V-6 as well as the 10-speed automatic transmission that Honda swapped out for the former nine-speed. The wheelbase and front and rear tracks have all grown, giving it a broader stance. The revamped TrailSport gets a 1.0-inch lift, a front bash plate, knobby A/T tires, and even a full-size spare. Honda is also adding a Honda Performance Development (HPD) special options package for the Pilot. Available on any trim for $2950, the HPD package adds fender flares, bronze- or black-colored wheels, and special HPD graphics. The updated Pilot will begin arriving at dealerships in December.This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. More

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    No Oil, Still Greasy: Domino's Is Adding 800 Chevy Bolt EVs to Its Delivery Fleet

    Domino’s will start delivering pizzas using Chevy Bolt EVs this month, with the fleet expanding to more than 800 Bolts in 2023.Domino’s says advantages are zero tailpipe emissions, reduced maintenance costs, and the ability to add delivery drivers who don’t own a personal vehicle.The Bolt EV has a 259-mile EPA-estimated range, and the 200-hp powertrain provides punchy acceleration for in-town driving.Back in 2015, Domino’s introduced the DXP, a Chevy Spark modified specifically for pizza-delivery duty with a built-in oven. In 2017, we pitted the DXP against the former staple of pizza transportation, a ratty Mitsubishi Eclipse with faded flame decals, and the DXP handily won. But the times they are a-changing, and Domino’s is preparing for the future, announcing that it’ll begin using 2023 Chevy Bolt EVs to deliver pizzas across the country, with more than 100 Domino’s-branded Bolts reaching stores this month.Domino’sAnother 700 Bolts will arrive in the coming months, which Domino’s says will make it the largest electric pizza-delivery fleet in the country, although we’re not sure how much competition there is for that title. With more than 6000 stores in the U.S., not every location will get a Bolt, but it’s a significant step up from the 155 DXPs that were built back in 2015. The Bolt EVs that Domino’s will use appear to have ditched the built-in oven from the DXP, reducing costs and complexity—converting the Spark into a DXP added around $9000 to the price. More on the BoltAlong with eliminating tailpipe emissions, Domino’s anticipates the major benefits being the lower average maintenance costs and not having to shell out for expensive gas. Domino’s says it expects the battery life to potentially last for “days of deliveries,” with the Bolt EV achieving a 259-mile range estimate from the EPA. Domino’s also hopes the fleet vehicles will bring in more delivery drivers who don’t own their own car, as many locations still require drivers to provide their own transportation. The Bolt EV features a quiet and comfortable cabin—hopefully leading to happier, more relaxed drivers—and the 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque make the electric hatchback feel zippy around town, so the time between ordering your pizza and shoveling it down your esophagus should be reduced. That sounds like a win-win to us. For the most dedicated Domino’s fans, the pizza company has created an interactive map to keep track of how many Bolt EVs are in each state, meaning they can calculate the chances the next pizza they order is delivered via electric power.This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. More

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    Mercedes Will Make Your EV Quicker . . . If You Pay $1200 a Year

    Mercedes will soon let owners of its electric EQ models unlock quicker acceleration as part of a $1200-plus annual subscription, as first reported by The Drive.Purchased through “Mercedes me connect” services, the subscription is said to drop zero-to-60-mph times by as much as a full second. The subscription also increases the max output from the electric motors by between 60 and 87 horsepower, depending on the model.Improved performance always has a price when it comes to new cars, whether it’s shelling out extra money for a mightier engine option or paying a yearly fee to hit 60 mph a second sooner. Wait, what? That’s right, Mercedes will soon offer an annual subscription to owners of its electric EQ models that lets them unlock additional power and quicker acceleration. It only costs $1200 plus tax. Every year. Welcome to the future.The practice of automakers instituting a subscription model for popular features has been a growing trend. It’s largely a byproduct of more and more new cars utilizing technology that allows over-the-air updates. Of course, charging consumers monthly or yearly subscription fees for content that is otherwise standard can tick people off, as BMW learned the hard way with its Apple CarPlay snafu. Still, these on-demand options don’t appear to be going away anytime soon, and everyone will likely have an opinion on Mercedes’s soon-to-be-released “Acceleration Increase,” which is currently listed on the company’s online store.So, what exactly does Mercedes’ $1200-plus-per-year performance upgrade get you? Depending on the model, it’s said to reduce the EV’s zero-to-60-mph time between 0.8 and 1.0 second. The only models the company lists are the all-wheel-drive EQE350 4Matic and EQS450 4Matic in both sedan and SUV configurations. Along with quicker acceleration, Mercedes says the Acceleration Increase package increases the maximum output of the electric motors. Along with more torque, the EQE350 models gain 60 horsepower (349 total), and EQS450 models add 87 horsepower (443 total). Mercedes EQ ReviewsIt’s currently not clear if the subscription-based performance upgrade is available on models other than the sedan and SUV versions of the EQE350 and EQS450. The Mercedes site also doesn’t state when the feature can be purchased and activated and whether or not it simply requires an over-the-air software update or something hardware-related that owners will need to have a dealer handle. We reached out to Mercedes directly for clarification, and we’ll update this story once we hear back. This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. More

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    Royal Enfield Sales Breakup Oct 2022 – Classic, Bullet, Himalayan, Hunter

    Royal Enfield Sales Breakup for October 2022 puts it in the greens, except for MoM analysis for exportsRoyal Enfield Himalayan 411Royal Enfield is actively pushing its portfolio to incorporate more and more body styles. A reflection of that was the recently showcased Super Meteor 650 which is the company’s first proper textbook cruiser. Launch of the same is expected in Jan 2023. This will help RE push their sales even higher. Let’s take a look at their sales last month.Leading the charts, Classic 350 sold 31,791 units and registered 61.15% YoY growth and 15.31% MoM growth as opposed to 19,728 units sold a year ago and 27,571 units sold a month before. Volume growth stood at 12,063 units YoY and 4,220 units MoM. It holds 41.54% of RE’s domestic sales.Royal Enfield Sales Breakup Oct 2022Hunter 350 and Meteor 350 took 2nd and 3rd spots in RE’s domestic sales by selling 14,445 and 10,353 vehicles respectively. While Meteor 350 marked YoY growth of 31.87%, both Hunter 350 and Meteor 350 registered MoM decline of 9.77% and 4.49% respectively. Last month, they held 20.18% and 13.53% market share of the company’s domestic sales respectively.Bullet 350 managed to mark a 50.38% YoY growth by selling 8,755 timeless machines last month. Since it had clocked the same number in September 2022, Bullet 350 sales stayed neutral MoM. Electra took 5th spot as it sold 4,575 units last month, up from 2,246 units and doubled its numbers YoY with 103.70% growth and 9.61% MoM growth.Royal Enfield Domestic Sales BreakupHimalayan managed to clock 3,751 vehicles last month, registered 0.62% YoY growth over 3,728 vehicles sold a year ago, and gained 23 vehicles in volume. It registered a 7.85% MoM growth over 3,478 vehicles sold a month before that. Royal Enfield’s 650cc big boys clocked 1,858 units in the domestic market with 50.32% YoY growth and 8.65% MoM growth.Royal Enfield marked a fruitful month by selling 76,528 motorcycles in October 2022 domestically. The British marque registered 88.44% YoY growth and 3.91% MoM growth as opposed to 40,611 motorcycles sold in October 2021 and 73,646 in September 2022. Volume growth in the domestic market stood at 35,917 units YoY and 2,882 units MoM.Royal Enfield Exports Oct 2022Meteor 350 takes the lead in exports by selling 1,419 units last month. In comparison, Meteor 350 shipped 1,217 units a year before and 3,139 units a month before it. Hence, it saw 16.60% YoY growth and 54.79% MoM decline. Meteor 350 is UK’s highest-selling motorcycle and in RE’s total exports, it holds a 24.86% market share.Royal Enfield Exports BreakupHunter 350 shipped 1,290 vehicles and with just 2 vehicles shipped in September 2022, Hunter saw 64400% MoM growth and holds a 22.60% market share of the company’s exports. Domestic highest-seller, Classic 350, takes 2nd spot by shipping 1,200 units and registered 120.18% YoY growth and numbers fell by 53.97% MoM.With 1,000 motorcycles shipped, RE’s 650cc twins registered 51.98% YoY growth and 6.72% MoM growth. Himalayan fell into the red completely as it saw a 23.42% You decline and a 54.81% MoM decline. Himalayan’s 798 units shipped, fell short to register any positive growth. Exports saw a 62.04% YoY growth and a 32.47% MoM decline as opposed to 3,522 motorcycles sold a year ago and 8,451 motorcycles sold a month before. More

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    New Bajaj Pulsar 150cc Launch Price Rs 1.17 L – 10 Kg Lighter, 5 Colours

    Pulsar 150 used to be the least expensive of the Pulsar range, but that spot is now taken by Pulsar 125New Bajaj Pulsar 150ccPulsar is the most successful range of motorcycles that ever rolled out of Bajaj plant. We say this because a lot of motorcycles have come and gone but only a few have stuck till now. Pulsar is among the brands that stuck while Discover and XCD series didn’t. One look at the sales charts, you can immediately say that Pulsar series far outsell both Apache series by TVS and FZ series by Yamaha.Being “The Fastest Indian”, Pulsar series has immense popularity and a cult following in the country and also in various global markets. A Pulsar 125 might oversell a Pulsar 150 today. But Pulsar 150 is the king of Pulsars if taken into account its role in establishing the brand since its inception. So, Bajaj has updated this legend to compete with rivals for MY2022. Let’s take a look.2022 Pulsar 150 – New Design & LooksBajaj has completely overhauled the design of the Pulsar 150 in this update. The new design language makes the Pulsar P150 sportier, sharper and lighter. It has a new aerodynamic 3D front that embodies sculptural purity and sports a dynamic interplay of metalised, dual colours. The single-disc variant allows a more upright stance, while the twin-disc variant has a sportier stance and comes with a split seat.A dynamic tank profile is contrasted with a thin waistline that extends to a contoured seat profile. Along with a 790mm seat height, the proportions are made for rider comfort. With a new mono-shock rear suspension, and an underbelly exhaust positioned near the bike’s centre of gravity, the design ensures better balance and handling – making it one of the most manoeuvrable bikes in its class.New Bajaj Pulsar 150ccAlong with these significant upgrades, there is a 10-kg reduction in weight (for the twin-disc variant), which means an 11% increase in the power-to-weight ratio, thus enhancing the sporty creds of the bike even further.New Bajaj Pulsar 150cc SpecsThe Pulsar P150 is powered by a new 149.68cc engine, which gives best-in-class power and instantaneous throttle response. It delivers a peak power of 14.5 Ps @ 8500 RPM and a maximum torque of 13.5 Nm @ 6000 RPM. Most importantly, 90% of the torque is available across the usable RPM range, allowing the motorcycle to deliver the signature ‘Pulsar rush’ and be the first off the block in every situation. Add to that a superior gear shift and a damper for better NVH management, and you have the most refined Pulsar 150 to date that glides through the city streets with consummate ease.Speaking on the occasion, Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director – Bajaj Auto Ltd., said, “Two decades ago, Pulsar 150 created the genre of sports sporty street motorcycling. With the launch of the all-new Pulsar P150, we have again raised the performance bar! The P150s are a great addition to the new Pulsar platform, which has already seen the launch of the 250s and the dual-channel-ABS-fitted N160. Engineering and design excellence combined with an intimate knowledge of the customer have shaped the Pulsar P150, which is sure to delight its vast customer base!”The Pulsar P150 is attractively priced at Rs 1,19,757 (ex-showroom Delhi) and Rs 1,19,565 (ex-showroom Kolkata) for twin-disc variant and Rs 1,16,755 (ex-showroom New Delhi) and Rs 1,16,563 (ex-showroom Kolkata) for single-disc variant. It will be available in 5 colours for both variants – Racing Red, Caribbean Blue, Ebony Black Red, Ebony Black Blue and Ebony Black White. The motorcycle was launched in Kolkata today and will be rolled out all over the country in the coming weeks.BAJAJ PULSAR P150 SPECIFICATIONSDisplacement – 149.68 ccMax Power – 10.66 kW (14.5 PS) @ 8500 rpmMax Torque – 13.5 Nm @ 6000 rpmTransmission – Constant mesh 5 speedFUEL TANK – 14 LTYRES FrontPulsar 150 Twin Disc – 90/90-17Pulsar 150 Single Disc – 80/100-17TYRES RearPulsar 150 Twin Disc – 110/80-17Pulsar 150 Single Disc – 100/90-17SUSPENSION Front – Telescopic (31 mm)SUSPENSION Rear – MonoshockBRAKES Front – 260 mm Disc, Single Channel ABSBRAKES Rear – Pulsar 150 Twin Disc 230 mm DiscBRAKES Rear – Pulsar 150 Single Disc 130 mm DrumWheelbase – 1352 mmSeat Height – 790 mmGround clearance – 165 mmKerb Weight – 140 kgSeat Type – Pulsar 150 Twin Disc – SplitSeat Type – Pulsar 150 Single Disc – Single ContinuousHandlebar Pulsar 150 Twin Disc – Clip-OnHandlebar Pulsar 150 Single Disc – Single TubularConsole Features – Gear indicator, Clock, Distance-to-empty indicatorHeadlamp – Bi-functional LED projector headlamp with LED pilot lampTail Lamp – LED Tail lamp with Glitter patternMobile Charger- USB connectivity More